DJ accused of supplying drugs
A WELL-known DJ in East Anglia is facing allegations of supplying drugs, it has emerged.Erroll George Lee, 44 - known to listeners as Buster Brooker - is among seven people appearing in court in connection with drugs offences following Colchester Police's high-profile Operation Tralee.
A WELL-known DJ in East Anglia is facing allegations of supplying drugs, it has emerged.
Erroll George Lee, 44 – known to listeners as Buster Brooker – is among seven people appearing in court in connection with drugs offences following Colchester Police's high-profile Operation Tralee.
He has been charged with two counts of being concerned with the supply of a Class A drug, one count of being in possession of cocaine and a fourth charge of supplying cocaine.
Lee, of Bromley Close in Clacton, was granted conditional bail by Colchester magistrates yesterday and will appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court for a pre-committal hearing on March 21.
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He has featured on a number of local radio stations, including Radio Orwell – which later became SGR FM – and Vibe FM.
Last night, Vibe FM, based in Bury St Edmunds, said "Buster Brooker" had left the company last June.
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Mark Jones, head of production, said: "We don't hear from him anymore and we have completely lost touch. No-one at the station had heard anything of the allegations."
The seven had all been arrested after a long-term police operation in Colchester and Clacton.
Tracey Archer, 38, of Alyssum Walk, Colchester, was charged with two counts of supplying Class A drugs and a further count of allowing her house to be used for supplying drugs.
Ryan Collier, 27, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody in relation to four counts of supplying Class A drugs.
Richard Powell, 29, of no fixed address, was charged with 13 counts of supplying cocaine in the Clacton and Colchester area between 19 November 2002 and January 16.
Zadinjez Raphael, 22, of Roseberry Street, Birmingham, was charged with four counts of offering to supply Class A drugs.
Courtney Anthony Thomas, 20, of no fixed address, is accused of four counts of supplying Class A drugs.
They were all remanded in custody to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court for pre-committal hearings on February 21.
Derek Archer, who was arrested at Alyssum Walk last week and charged with supplying a class A drug, was released on conditional bail to appear at Chelmsford on the same date.
No pleas were entered by any of the defendants.